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Wellesley College: Arts, Science and Events for the Community

Art, science and academic resources abound on the Wellesley College campus; many events are free and open to the public.

I'm sitting at my desk listening to the carillon bells ring out across the Wellesley College campus -- maybe you can hear them from where you are too? (If you're not familiar with this awesome instrument, check out this Boston Globe video from earlier this month). 

This is my first Patch post, and I'm starting with the sound of the bells because they are a great metaphor for what I hope to accomplish by writing here. There are so many amazing things going on at Wellesley College that we on campus get to see and hear every day. By writing this blog, I hope to bring those sights and sounds to you -- and encourage you to come experience the campus for yourself!  

Some examples: 

Did you know that the Whitin Observatory hosts a public program about once a month? Visitors can take a tour, listen to talks, and (on clear evenings) look through the telescopes (the next event is Friday, December 2, from 8 - 10 PM). You might get to see something really cool. In case you missed it, The Washington Post recently shared some images of the "2005 YU55" asteroid  captured by Wellesley Astronomers at the Observatory last week.

Are you a fan of the arts? Wellesley's programs, which include fine arts, music, dance, theater and more, are world-class. Last night, the college hosted "In the Mecca," a conversation about Harlem and New Orleans, at The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities. The week after Thanksgiving visit campus for "And all that Jazz" with The Triple Helix Piano Trio. This two-part event includes a lecture-recital on Wednesday, November 30, where participants are invited to explore the "cool and urbane world of jazz" and tango with the performers, and a concert on December 3.

For more arts information, see The Wellesley College Fall Arts Calendar (the events I mention above are featured on pages 13 and 19, respectively). I recently got a sneak peak at the Spring Arts Calendar – stay tuned, there are some incredible events coming up in 2012!

I invite you to read our news pages, visit our Web site, follow this blog -- and, at some point in the near future, to find a time to visit campus. I plan to write weekly, please comment below if there's something you'd like to hear about!

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

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